(also spelled Partho Sen Gupta
or Partho Sengupta
pronounced Partho Shen-Goopto
) is an independent film director
Born in Mumbai
(Bombay), on 2 September 1965. He has been working in cinema
since the age of seventeen, starting his career as an apprentice in the Art department, in the studios of "Bollywood
" in Mumbai
. He worked with an Indian Art director Bijon Dasgupta on the sets of big budget commercial Hindi films like Sagar and Mr. India
After having spent a few years and finishing his apprenticeship he became Assistant Art director. In 1988, he worked on his first film as Art director
or Production designer
, an Indian art movie called Main Zinda Hoon
(I am Alive) directed by Sudhir Mishra
. He then set up his design studio working on numerous advertising films and Art movies, designing sets and specializing in real-time SFX. He won the Best Art Director Award in 1989. He also worked as Production designer
on the French film directed by Alain Corneau
shot in Mumbai.
In 1993, he was selected to do a 2 month summer workshop at , the French film institute in Paris. During the workshop he directed his first short film La Derniere…
based on Samuel Beckett
's radio play - Krapp's Last Tape. He was then was awarded a three and a half year full scholarship to study film direction at the same school.
During the film school years, he made four short fiction films , La......